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Heather Graham stars in this indie exploration of love and marital commitment directed by Lisa Krueger. A hardcore believer in the sanctity of marriage, plucky Joline (Graham) is stunned when her husband Carl (Luke Wilson) abruptly dumps her, leaving only a vaguely-worded note to explain himself. Undaunted, Joline leaves New York to look for her man and discovers him in the wild west of El Paso, Texas, after meeting a bevy of ne'er-do-wells and weirdos along the way. She discovers that Carl is shacked up with a beautiful Hispanic woman named Carmen (Patricia Velasquez). Meanwhile,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All in all, Committed lacks the courage of its convictions."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"With its capacity to surprise, the film comes to life when you don't expect it to."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Somewhat bizarre chick flick. R for language."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Committed is one of those quirky, plotless movies that substitutes novelty for story."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A preachy mess that may have had good intentions, but any possible impact is left in a ditch at the side of the road."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"Ambiguous enough to let you contemplate the thin line between love and obsession."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Mr. Showbiz
"Overall, Committed is a disappointment."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A well-crafted, clever comedy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The lethargic script could benefit from its heroine's singularity of purpose."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Not only does Committed bottom out on the old Whims-O-Meter, but it achieves notoriety by rendering indie poster girl Heather Graham thoroughly wearisome."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Until it backs itself into a narrative corner, Lisa Krueger's Committed. is a delightfully unpredictable experience."
‑ Robert Horton,
"In Committed [Graham] finally gets the chance to carry a movie, and she does so admirably."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Krueger deserves credit for pulling off what amounts to a madcap date movie."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"One more excruciatingly charmless American indie comedy."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"It mistakes the accumulation of odd moments for character development -- and for the most part these characters remain fairly inscrutable."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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